As I mentioned in the "Today thread" We have a new Pet Gloria the Chilean Red Tarantula.
She is a very pretty coppery Pink colour and we have managed to see her feed twice alredy which means she is happy in her new tank.
My oldest son who like his mother is very much a Goth (hes only 12!) had wanted one for ages so we went to the special pet shop with a friend who is very into snakes and reptiles as he had a baby Milk snake on order. We only went to look and check prices but my partner and my son both fell in love with her. (She is very pretty!) so we came away with a full Vivarium heat mat and the Arachnid!
Over the next couple of days once she has settled in my partner is going to try to handle her for the first time. She has venom but nothing worse than a Bee sting apparently!
(he can definitly go first with the holding thing!).
As i just mention a friend of ours has several snakes 7 to be exact and he was having trouble with one of them his new King snake is a grumpy thing and would not let anyone handle it! So my big brave (or some might say stupid) OH said he would get it out of the tank for him! Oh he did just not in the way he was expecting! It bit and attached itself to his thumb and was just hanging there! All my OH could say was "Its not hurting!"....I like spiders they have legs at least you can tell where they are heading and walking!